The Oshkosh Report

First: Our apologies for not updating from Oshkosh Airventure sooner. As anyone who’s attended the world’s largest aviation event knows, things tend to get hectic over there. But we didn’t forget you, dear readers.

With 10,000-odd planes scattered through the convention grounds, it’s hard to pick favourites. Here, just a few of the pics we took. For more comprehensive pics from Oshkosh, check out our buddy Mike Miley’s Flickr page.

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At AirVenture, home-built aircraft sit alongside factory-built planes. Can you see the difference?

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It’s Evolution, baby: The Evolution by Lancair.

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A classic biplane: The WACO Classic YMF-5D.

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A soggy start to the week gave the folks at the Red Barn Camp Store a clever idea for sprucing up soggy campsites.

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It wouldn’t be an aviation event without the Goodyear Blimp, would it?

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Perhaps the coolest non-flying vehicle at Oshkosh: An original Ford Model T.

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One of our favourite discoveries at the show was AV Art Deco, a new company that makes terrific vintage-style posters depicting Cessna, Beechcraft, Stinson, Fleet, Swift and Piper (above) aircraft.

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The best kept secret at AirVenture might just be the float plane base, about 15 minutes south of main convention area, just outside of Oshkosh.

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The highlight of our trip to the float plane base, however, might have been our dinner on the way home. We pulled into the authentic, old-school drive-in restaurant, Andy & Ed’s. Tasty burger, homemade root beer and girls on roller skates. What more do you need?

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Is your mouth watering yet?

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